The Bellingham Bells, the local summer college wood bat baseball team, seeks host families for the 2013 summer season.
Players will begin to arrive as early as June 1 and will continue to trickle in depending on the completion of their academic calendar. The players will stay through mid-August. While the schedule runs June through August, the team spends half of the summer on road trips, which allows families to have plenty of time to themselves as well.
Benefits of being a host family for the Bells include: Complimentary tickets to all home games for each member of the family living at home, 50 percent discount on the fee for the Bells summer baseball camp for each (age appropriate) child living at home, two Bells hats and T-shirts, a 20 percent discount on all Bells team merchandise throughout the season, an invitation to a host family celebration during the season and a special night at the ballpark on August 7 where host families will be honored by the team and the community.
If interested, additional information is available at bellinghambells.com, and interested families can contact Bells general manager Nick Caples at 360-746-0406.
SKI TO SEA RACE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Ski to Sea Race is on May 26. Ski to Sea organizers need to recruit more than 600 volunteers for this year's race, which will be Sunday, May 26.
Ski to Sea needs volunteers before, during, and after the race. These volunteer areas include assistance with marketing, preparing racer packets, photography, assistance with equipment, race timing, help at each race leg, and take down. All volunteers will receive an official 2013 Ski to Sea T-shirt for their participation. In addition there will be a volunteer appreciation barbecue a week before the race. The first 100 volunteers to show up receive a free Ski to Sea 2013 beer glass.
The seven race legs include cross country ski, downhill ski/snowboard, run, road bike, canoe, mountain bike and sea kayak; and range from Mount Baker all the way to Bellingham Bay. Individuals are urged to talk to school and social groups and volunteer collectively at their favorite leg, or help out with other volunteer areas.
Individuals interested in volunteering at the 2013 Ski to Sea Race can fill out the volunteer form online at SkiToSea.com under the Volunteer tab. For questions, please contact Maddy Hair at Volunteer@SkiToSea.com or at 360-746-8861.
WWU RUGBY IN NCRC CHAMPIONSHIP
The Western Washington University club rugby team advanced to the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conferernce final with a 58-10 win over the Oregon Ducks.
The Vikings will play Eastern Washington in the championship on Saturday, April 13, at Seattle's Magnusan Park.
Against Oregon, Matt Tiscornia and Preston Mo had two trys each and Jake Romano, Quinton Willms, Gio Trujillo, Nate Muir, Spencer Stevenson and Johnny Lu also touched down. Nick Salimano and Willms both kicked two conversions.
The Vikings have outscored their opposition 409-58 and have a 7-0 record in Northwest Collegiate league competition.
HAGEN ACES HOLE AT BGCC
Ken Hagen had a hole in one on the 104-yard, No. 13 hole on Saturday, April 6, at Bellingham Golf & Country Club.
Hagen used a sand wedge to hit the shot.
PADDEN INVITING GOLF TEAMS TO PLAY IN LEAGUE
New teams and players are invited to play in the Lake Padden's Men's Club Twi-light golf league, which will play Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
A captains meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Lake Padden Club House. Team rosters needed and the cost is $75 per team.
For more information, call Craig Johnson at 360-676-5619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Terry Moore at 360-733-8541 or email email@example.com.
BELLINGHAM FOOTBALL CAMP SET FOR JULY
Legends in the Making, a football camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 17, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12-14 at the Bellingham Sportsplex and other locations.
Anthony McClanahan, a former Dallas Cowboys and Washington State University football player, is presenting Legends in the Making. McClanahan, who owns 41 Sports Fitness Boot Camps in Bellingham, said camp sessions will improve speed, strength and agility for participants.
McClanahan played linebacker from 1989-1993 for Washington State, where he studied sports medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition and rehabilitation. A third-team All-American selection, he went on to play professionally for the NFL's Cowboys and the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
The camp's staff will include former pro players Hilary Butler, Matt Jones, Larry Parker Jr., Larry Thompson and Jermaine Younger. Both Butler, a University of Washington star, and Thompson played for the Seattle Seahawks. Other guest coaches include John Husby, Matt Jones, Nick Martinez, Bliss Morris, Derek Sparks, George Thompson and Josh Whitman.
The cost of the football camp is only $150 for participants registering by June 15. A 10-percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 360-715-0041 or visit www.41Sports.us.
POST 7 SET FOR BASEBALL TRYOUTS
The Bellingham Post 7 Senior American Legion baseball team will have tryouts at noon Sunday, April 21, at Meridian High School.
High school players who wish to tryout for Post 7 must pre-register by calling 360-303-0750. Registration deadline is 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.
The roster will be decided by the Post 7 coaching staff.
LPMC Two-Man Scramble
Saturday, March 30, Lake Padden
Gross: Darryl Warner/Steve Pake 65
Scotty McBeath/Vince Crocker 67
Net: D. Smith/Dan Jansen 60*
Bruce Hunter/Pete Makelke 60
Gross: Steve Epperson/Doug Nemo 70
Steve Frick/Dave Powers 71
Net: Greg McKinnon/Steve Wight 59*
D. Dyer/Mike Moreno 59
Geo Willet/Quentin Thompson 59
Gross: Fritz Willits/G. Ehrlich 75
Barry Kramer/Ron Hardesty 77
Net: Robert Johnson/Don Lewis 59
Scott Peterson/John Mathes 60
Don Alderson/Terry Fahlstrom 60
* Won in a tiebreaker